От издателя об этом Audio CD:
Sony Classical is pleased to announce an exceptional new batch of reissues from the CBS/Sony and RCA Victor/BMG back catalogues. This latest instalment of the popular series showcases two of the most fascinating and provocative conductors of the last half century, as well as two legendary string quartets and some remarkable pianists playing treasures of Viennese Classicism.
Chamber music is represented by two iconic US-based ensembles. The Budapest String Quartet was American Columbia's premier quartet in the 1940s and 1950s.
In 1963 the foursome revisited the three Brahms quartets, which they had recorded triumphantly in the 78 era. "Imperious, vibrantly expressive yet finely classical way," was High Fidelity's assessment of the Budapest Quartet's way with Brahms, calling the stereo versions of the quartets "a heart-warming release in every respect".
In this new reissue, these are coupled on two CDs with the benchmark Budapest recording of the Piano Quintet with Rudolf Serkin ("One of those remarkable moments when top-flight artists are at a peak of inspiration. This is a noble rendition - monumental in scope, intellectually conceived, charged with scorching emotional intensity. It is Brahms-playing in the greatest tradition" - High Fidelity).
Список музыкальных треков:
1. CD 1 Budapest String Quartet - String Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 51 No. 1. I. Allegro
2. II. Romanze. Poco adagio
3. III. Allegretto molto moderato e comodo - Un poco piu animato
4. IV. Allegro
5. Budapest String Quartet - String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 51 No. 2. I. Allegro non troppo
6. II. Andante moderato
7. III. Quasi Minuetto, moderato - Allegretto vivace
8. IV. Finale. Allegro non assai
9. CD 2 Budapest String Quartet - String Quartet No. 3 in B-Flat Major, Op. 67. I. Vivace
10. II. Andante
11. III. Agitato - Allegretto non troppo
12. IV. Poco allegretto con variazioni
13. Budapest String Quartet - Quintet for Strings and Strings in B Minor, Op. 115. I. Allegro
14. II. Adagio
15. III. Andantino - Presto non assai, ma con sentimento
16. IV. Con moto
17. CD 3 Budapest String Quartet - Quintet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 88. I. Allegro non troppo ma con brio
18. II. Grave ed appassionato - Allegretto vivace - Tempo 1 - Presto
19. III. Allegro energico
20. Budapest String Quartet - Quintet No. 2 In G Major, Op. 111. I. Allegro non troppo, ma con brio
21. II. Adagio
22. III. Un poco Allegretto
23. IV. Vivace ma non troppo presto
24. CD 4 Budapest String Quartet - Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34. I. Allegro non troppo - Poco sostenuto - Tempo I
25. II. Andante, un poco Adagio
26. III. Scherzo. Allegro - Trio
27. IV. Finale. Poco sostenuto - Allegro non troppo